What you’re about to read is long but I felt I needed to share. My Month in Review has changed to The Drop, which will feature my opinions on what’s happening within your EMDS. I’ll still include my Video of The Month and Upcoming Event sections.
Pride Toronto 2011 was truly the Pride of my life. In 2009 and 2010 I hosted the Central stage — but nothing was as exciting as hosting not one but three Pride events this year.
All costumes/outfits I wore were courtesy of Stag Shop. All gift bags were supplied by my sponsors and affiliates: bpm:tv, Stag Shop, 519 Church, Cinelli Hair, City Sun Tanning Studio and Scenester Magazine.
Where The Wild Things Are
On July 1, I hosted Pride Toronto’s One World – Where the Wild Things Are charity event was for The 519 on Church Street, a community centre offering more than 250 programs within the LGBTTQ community. It was put on by the infamous Divers/Cité crew from Montreal.
I interviewed Deko-ze dressed as a white bird, and the lovely Ticky Ty dressed in her wildness. I then interviewed Jojo Flores for Scenester Channel on a residential street beside his limo, which he quickly left in en route to the airport. He’s so amazing — in person and on deck!
Also on deck were Addy, Greg Gow, and Shawn Riker. We attracted more than 7,000 people surpassing Pride’s total attendance on July 1.
There’s nothing like dancing outside under the stars to great music, dressed as a bumble bee and feeling perfectly comfortable.
At one moment, standing on stage in front of approximately 2,000 people, I remember saying to myself, “Holy shit girl! You’re on this stage!” I’m so thankful for this experience, and to all who came and experienced Dirty Disco.
Costume number one for the event was a fascinator with a matching PVC black and red dress. For costume number two, I wore fishnet stockings with PVC shorts and tank top underneath a silver sequined cloak draping to my feet, where I sported silver-sequined six-inch boots.
I opened the stage, introducing Lady Blacktronica, followed by Neill MacLeod, Chiclet, TK, and Don Berns, a.k.a. Dr. Trance.
My Scenester crew Adele Desloges and Jayson Brown shot the whole event for Scenester Channel, capturing the DJs listed above, as well as Robb G, Deko-ze, CoCo Cognac Brown, Jelo, Addy and Sydney Blu. I was assisted by my crew Lauren Tully, Erin Keating, and Samhouse, who will post a review in Scenester Magazine later this month.
Tom Stephan a.k.a. Superchumbo
I didn’t pay no mind to the four bicycle cops who came in with their flashlights a-blazing due to a noise complaint, which was sorted and the party carried on — but not before the crowd cheered in unison as the police left.
Stephan had me dancing non-stop for four hours! I only took breaks to use the loo. I enjoyed his set, but his multiple build-ups didn’t deliver come the breakdowns. And he only teased us with one line of “Dirty Filthy,” and didn’t drop this infamous track of his. Nonetheless, he dropped bomb after bomb and delivered different and joyful sounds.
Deko-ze, Sumation, Josh Karmin, Neill MacLeod, Nick Bertossi, and Rochester’s Jon Herbert delivered beats that were fresh to my ears. My aching thighs and feet were proof of their musical workout.
Pride of My Life
Miss Raquel – Woman of the Hour – GGT
“Here’s the thing: We know it’s mildly incestuous to crown our own pot-stirring blogger Miss Raquel (Poppycock!) our latest Woman of the Hour, but we have a thing for conscientious women who work hard, devotedly, and with a spirit that is broad and fierce. The indefatigable TV host, writer, web and club queen took time to put pen to our TMI Questionnaire.”
Video Pick of the Month
DJ interviews and event coverage: Yoji, Paul Oakenfold, The Scumfrog, Flipside and more. Have a look and subscribe!
Fabricated 2-Year Anniversary
Cover: $10 in advance at gettickets.ca. More at the door.
Doors: 10pm / 19+
Stone Lounge, 783 College Street (Below Revival), Toronto, ON
See You on the Dancefloor!